Federated Farmers transport spokesman Mark Hooper.

Federated Farmers is throwing its support behind the Fast-track Approvals Bill introduced by the Coalition Government to enable a fast-track decision-making process for infrastructure and development projects.

1.	Sean Leslie and Casey Tilson won the Rural News Horse Plough award at the Power Farming NZ Ploughing Championships at Horotiu on April 13-14.

Sean Leslie and Casey Tilson from Middlemarch, with horses Beau and Dough, took out the Rural News Horse Plough award at the Power Farming NZ Ploughing Championships at Horotiu, near Hamilton, on April 13-14.

Outgoing Alliance Group chair Murray Taggart says he is looking forward to spending more time on farm after 18 years in governance roles at the meat co-op. Photo Credit: Nigel Malthus

Alliance Group chair Murray Taggart is looking forward to spending more time on farm as he steps down after a total of about 18 years on the meat co-operative's board, including the last 10 years as chairman. Nigel Malthus reports...

ANZ Rural Bank Manager Roger Fannin has been working in banking for half a century all over Hawke's Bay - all the way back to the post office days. He shares his thoughts on the good times and bad times and reflects on the events that shaped his career.

While wool returns continue in the doldrums, smart sheep farmers are looking for alternatives for a product that currently cost more to get off a sheep's back than it's worth. One such initiative is run by husband and wife team Hayden and Anastasia Tristram who farm at Wanstead in the…

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